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Women's PFG Freezer™ III Dress


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Style# 1538021
Uses Fishing


A fine balance of comfort, functionality, and flattering lines in our latest stretch fabric with a lovely hanging power, this performance dress features UPF 50 UV protection and advanced cooling technology to keep you comfortable in the hot sun.

  • Omni-Freeze™
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Active Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1538021

  • 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane Jersey
Cooling and Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Fabric that releases heat to help you feel cooler.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women's PFG Freezer™ III Dress is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hiking dress Last summer I hiked the Vermont Long Trail in this dress exclusively...23 days, 280 miles!! It held up and I can still wear it out. Through punishing rain and climbing it functioned perfectly. I have a second one that didn't go on the trail, that is cute, covers flaws and looks great in our hot FL weather. Super friendly for traveling and packing!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer staple This is the second dress I have purchased from Columbia in this fabric. The fit is comfortable but not baggy or droopy - no gaping arm holes, not revealing when you bend over. This dress feels like a whisper in the heat, rinses out quickly and dries in hours. I got the blue and green print and it's much prettier in person than in the photo.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for travel! This dress is so comfortable and lightweight.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cooling feature really works These freezer III dresses are made out of a very comfortable material, very smooth; it lays nicely and has a comfortable amount of stretch. I live in Florida and need cool garments such as these dresses; I can throw it on to go to the grocery store, lounge around the house, take walks, pack and travel easily and even dress up with a sweater or jacket.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Skimming dress Dress flows nicely over hips and stomach. Lightweight and comfortable. 31 waist, 41 hips. Size L. Not sure if I should have sized down or not.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versitile easy pack easy care travel dress flattering shape. shows curves but does not cling. I got black to be an everything dress. And you can really dress it up or down. The fabric is like swimsuit material.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi-purpose dress I bought this dress to use as a slip/underlayer dress. I am 60 years old and find that an extra layer smooths my look and prevents clinging. This dress is the perfect fit to flare silhouette. The fabric weight and drape is exactly what I was hoping for. Now that I have the dress I can see that it will be great by itself or with a sweater. Love having wardrobe pieces that will multi-task!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Survival Dress I live in LA and the temperature can be very hot in the summer (especially in the valley). These are my go to dresses for the summer. I now have 8 of these in different colors. Very versatile, comfortable and cute.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Dress I love this dress goes from the heat of Toronto summers from the water or the trail straight to dinner. Washes well, and does not pick when in the wash or when around jewlery or Velcro. I purchased 3 I love them so much. I in a pinch a wear I have worn them as nightie when traveling Washes in the sink and dries in a heartbeat. My favorite dress. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Dress I love this dress. I bought one in blue and after wearing it a few times bought another in the rose color. It's comfortable and made of a very smooth material. I am in my very late 50's, 5'2" and about 145lbs, slightly busty. This dress covers very well and isn't too clingy. Can dress up or down-I have received many compliments.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a cool and comfortable dress I love this dress. It is casual and easy for running errands, but also cute enough to wear to church or dinner (I throw a shrug over it). I am a robust woman (size 14/16) and this dress hits in all the right places, and doesn't show all of my bumps and rolls. I couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ticks all the boxes! I was looking for a dress to wear in South America this fall, something light and packable that can be rinsed out easily. I tried this dress on in the store and was very pleased with it but not the colours they had left in stock. I found another colour online that I liked much better on me. This will be the dress I throw on after snorkeling,after a sweaty hike or to wander through a market. It is very light and soft. My one con with this dress is that the bodice seam could be a bit lower, however I have that problem. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy for travel I love how easy this dress is to pack, wear and wash. It does run a little small; I wear a size 10 in most dresses or a Medium, but I found the large fit me just right after reading other reviews. Also, I am a little busty, so the empire line hits me just below the middle of my bust. I have the black and love the versatility of being able to dress it up with a kimono wrap or ride bikes with bike shorts or Capri leggings underneath. The straps are a bit narrow for my sports bras or full coverage DD brassierres, so I wear a cami-style bra with narrower straps.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freezer dress is a great name I just purchased my third freezer dress. It keeps me very cool and I need only use sun block on my arms/neck. Great for walking around, being on a boat. The spf keeps you from sweating too.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool and comfortable Frankly, my expectations were kind of high and this dress delivers! I am a 'woman of a certain age" and I'm hot all the time. This dress is great at radiating out the heat, while feeling cool against my skin. The fabric drapes in a very flattering way, and the print is pretty and simple. Bought a second dress for my sister!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this simple dress! -Doesn't need ironing. -Moisture wicks on hot days. -Easy to wear for casual or accessorize to dress up. -Easy to pack when traveling. I've purchased 4 of these types of dresses and hope that Columbia NEVER discontinues them because I LOVE them! Only wish is that they were a bit less expensive but still, they are worth every penny!
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work & Play This is the second fishing dress I've purchased! I wear them to work with a shell & sandals & for recreation with my hiking / waterproof sandals. I get many compliments on them both.... a third may be in my future! Thanks!
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dress Super comfy and flattering dress. I will buy more of this one in other colors in the future.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Dress I wore this dress for a day of easy hiking and site seeing at Yosemite. This dress was so comfortable and light for the 90 degree heat. I will be buying different colors for next year. It is so light and cool that I asked my daughter if you could see through it to which she said No. :)
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this dress This is the coolest dress I own. It also looks great on and is easy to care for.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Light, cool, washes well Very light and cool. Washes and dries quickly and beautifully. Pretty fabric too.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AZMama I really like these dresses. It really helps to keep cool! It's been 120 degrees in AZ and these are awesome! I was in Seattle a week ago and it happened to be the really sunny and warm day of the year (lol) to which I was glad I had worn one of my freezer dresses! I wasn't sticky with the humidity. I've received many compliments from a fashion perspective but I really love the functionality! These sell fast, so if you see a color you like make sure to snap it up quick! I'm 5'2 and these dresses are figure conscious... so keep that in mind.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable! This dress is fantastic. The fabric is light, soft and flowing, not clingy. The cut is figure flattering and hides my flaws. It can be dressed up or be casual. Great vacation wardrobe workhorse!!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dress Bought two and will probably get two more this summer. Perfect for all occasions, formal to athletic. Fabric is awesome.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Summer Dress Super comfortable, easy to care for, versatile, wonderful purchase! Runs a little small, but I find that to be true of most Columbia clothing, and it works to my advantage. I always hover between M and L, and Columbia's size L always fit perfectly.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect travel dress This is such a great dress I ordered a second one the same day the first one arrived. The material is great-lightweight, wrinkle resistant, and very comfortable. Not only that, it fit greats too. I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's PFG Freezer™ III Dress I love this dress! Easy to use, true to size and so comfortable to wear in the heat! I highly recommend that everyone tries just one color and I would bet money you will get a second color just like I have done!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dress I love this dress. It is the most comfortable dress I own. In fact I have ordered 2 more. I would order one in each color, but they are no longer available in my size. Sizing is right on. I am 5'7 and the length is perfect, right above my knees. The material is light and has a very silky feel. Washes up great. Wash in cold water and line dry. Love, love, love it!
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Summer Dress! This dress was a bit of an impulse purchase for me. I was shopping for UV protective gear for a camping trip when I came across this item. Realizing I did not have a summer dress at all, I decided to order it. This dress is VERY flattering! The cleavage isn't too low and the length is just above the knee. The cut is wonderful! It was very flattering in the stomach area. I ordered it in the color 'Iceberg School Fish' and have received many compliments whenever I wear it. While on the camping trip, I decided to hand-wash this dress and hang-dry it. I washed it in the morning and it was completely dry and ready to wear by the late afternoon. It also doesn't wrinkle at all - very nice!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dress! Fits very well and is very comfortable! I can wear it to work or for running errands. Love it!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect summer dress I have this dress in 4 colors and would gladly buy more! It's light and comfortable for the hottest days, is easy to pack, and fits great. I've gotten many comments on how flattering it looks on. I'm 5'3", 125 lbs. and the small is perfect.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packable day dress for work or activity This is my second pattern of this style dress and I love them. The fit is fantastic (5'6", 130 lbs wearing a Small), though I am a size B cup and larger busts might want to consider a Medium. These dresses don't wrinkle so they're perfect for travel and lightweight, comfy on the trail, cute at a picnic or functional with a cardigan for work.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Say yes to the dress This dress is super flattering, feels cooling and great in hot weather, and looks good with a belt or a top, or without one. Love that it's UPF50. Also, it stays wrinkle free! I felt like the sizing worked well for me (5'3", ~125lb, size small). If you're wavering on which dress to try on, give this one a shot!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's PFG Freezer III Dress Wears great & very comfortable. Quality made. Colors definitely better in person as compared to website pictures. This is my second one & I plan to utilize them often as we take advantage of the beach on a regular basis.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect dress I have been trying to find a sundress that flattered me and made me feel good I it. This dress does just that. Love the fabric, it feels so silky and soft.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Summer Dress I wear these dresses almost every hot day all summer. They are cooling, comfortable, wrinkle free & easy maintenance. Love them!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Third design I have bought for my wife one of her favorites many many compliments on all so far from friends
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dress This dress was so comfortable the minute I put it on. The material is so cool and comfortable, and flattering. I hope to see more colors and prints.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for tropic summertime I bought this for a summer trip to Puerto Rico. I would have liked to have worn it every day I was there. It made the incredible heat and humidity bearable. I live in SW Florida so it will get a lot more use over the next few months.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too short Purchased this dress for an upcoming trip. I figured it would pack well and could be dressed up or down. Unfortunately it is way too short for a 63 year old woman. I will be returning it.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this dress! I own 4 of them. It's the perfect anytime piece. Very versatile, attractive, fun to accessorize. I actually I wear to work with a lightweight shrug or cute open shirt, out and about with a tank top and of course to the beach. It's light weight and comfortable. I am going to Oahu in Sept. and I'll be taking these little cuties with me and not much more.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PFG Freezer dress Very comfortable and pretty
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little sundress! I was worried I might be too old for this dress, but am so glad I ordered it. It fits beautifully -- I ordered medium for my 5'8" 130-pound frame. And my weight fluctuates between 125-140, and the dress doesn't seem to care, it still looks great! The material is lightweight and makes it the perfect travel dress; I put it on straight out of my suitcase and it was wrinkle-free and stunning. I ordered the Iceberg School Fish pattern, and I love it. The dress looks great alone, or paired with a sun protection cardigan. I love the length and adore this dress. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect dress This dress can be used for sundress, swim cover up and out to eat!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the dress I typically don't do dresses but I love how it fits nicely packed even better easy to wash and drying is a snap. My only complaint is I wish they had short sizes in both this dress and the long one because if you are 5 ft tall stuff doesn't fit correctly in the length designed for someone 6 inches taller. Hopefully they will bring more colors
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dress PFG I love this dress and the fabric is so cool!! I purchased two last summer. Wore them all the time. You can be very causal or dress them up. There are new colours this summer, so I ordered two more. Also, a top of the same fabric, love it!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favorite Dress Absolutely love this dress. The material is perfect for warm summer days. The cut and fit of this dress are spot on. The dress is fitted in the right places, and drapes nicely. The length is great for work, hitting right below my knee. I fell in love so much with this dress, I bought two more!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Freezer Dress This dress fits like a glove. No gaping at the armholes, perfect length for the more "mature" woman, and comfortable for all day wear. The fabric makes it the perfect dress to take on vacation. Might buy another one!
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super travel dress Beat the heat and humidity in this super lightweight dress. Great coverage for larger busted ladies. I tried this on in a store to get the size correct and ordered the color I wanted online. I usually wear large but found the extra large to be more flattering and not so clingy.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get one in every color! This is super light and cool, perfect for travel. I am going to order more (I have two) as soon as my Greater Rewards certificates post! I find the empire waist very flattering and the A-line skirt hangs really nicely. I have a belly (although my twins are 2 1/2 already . . . ) but it hangs so nicely that I don't look like I am making the twins a sibling.
Date published: 2017-05-12
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Bust 32-33 34-35 36-37.5 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
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How to Measure

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How to Measure

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  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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